"It's like, he's still my husband," the 42-year-old told Kloots during an interview.
As Bob Saget's family continues to mourn his untimely death, his wife Kelly Rizzo says that although his sudden departure has "changed [their] relationship" she still feels very much married to the comedian. During a panel conversation with Amanda Kloots, who tragically lost her 41-year-old husband Nick Cordero in 2020 due to COVID complications, Rizzo revealed how she still feels connected to her later husband much like Kloots.
"It's like, he's still my husband," the 42-year-old told Kloots. "It's not like, 'Oh, he's my former husband.' It's like ... the relationship is different now. It's just — it is what it is." The grieving woman added that all her loved ones who have passed away are "still there" in her heart and mind. That's why she avoids using the word "death" when it comes to her Saget.
"You'll notice I still don't say the D-word [death] — I say 'the day everything happened," she told the 40-year-old. Following her husband's death, Rizzo moved to a new house but she still owns things that reminds her of Saget. "I mean, I still talk to him and I have his pictures everywhere," she said according to PEOPLE.
She also shared that Saget's three adult daughters had recently visited her new home. "His girls came to stay with me for you know, the first time since I moved into the new house just this last week, and they walked in and I was like, 'So it's kind of like a museum to your dad, so don't freak out but yes, he's everywhere. And then they'll catch me like talking to a picture every once in a while, and they're like 'Stepmommy Kelly, are you okay?'" she recalled.
It's clearly still a difficult journey, but Bob Saget's wife Kelly Rizzo seems to be finding a healthy path as she navigates her grief: https://t.co/CgGW5ScQjA— Scott Huver (@thehuve) May 12, 2022
Rizzo opened up about the important role her relationship with Saget's daughters has played as she navigated through grief during the last couple of months. "I know Bob would want me to be there for his girls. I'm not as focused on my own grief when I'm trying to help them or support them or be there for them," she noted.
"When I'm doing little things to try to make them happy, it kind of takes me out of my head. And I'm also at the same time being like, 'Oh, this would make Bob so happy, just knowing that I'm trying to make them happy,'" continued Rizzo who tied the knot with the beloved comic in 2018.
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